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Guide to a Successful Campus Visit
After narrowing your list of schools, reviewing brochures, information on the web and taking virtual tours, try to personally visit some of the schools on your list.
Steps to Schedule a Productive College Tour
These best practice tips will help you a great deal when you visit colleges.
61 Questions for Your College Campus Visit
Answers to some of the questions below will not only give you a better sense for the college, but will help you decide whether or not it’s a good fit for you.
Wait List: Turning Maybe into Yes
Waiting in limbo need not be a passive activity. Many savvy applicants have launched successful campaigns to gain admission.
Sizing Up Student Aid Packages and Negotiating for More
Financial aid awards typically include a mix of ingredients such as federal grants, institutional / merit scholarships, work-study earnings, and loans of various types. Comparing student aid packages, and figuring out the true affordability of any particular college can be both challenging and confusing.
College Sticker Price vs. Affordability
Before you cross a college off of your wish list due to “college sticker price shock”, understand that the real cost of college is the “net price” (list price minus the amount of financial aid) which may make the situation look a lot less dire
ACT or SAT?: What’s a Student To Do? Take the SAT/ACT Diagnostic
Curiously, too many students never take the college entrance exam (SAT or ACT) they’re likely to score better on.
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